Dulac MC, Aubertin-Leheudre M

J Frailty Aging 2016;5:3-5

Publication date: March 1, 2016

Summary

In order to prevent physical and cognitive frailty adverse effects, frail older adults can practice multimodal physical activity programs (resistance/power, aerobic and body and mind exercise) at least twice a week during 30-45 min per session at moderate to high intensity. In addition, to optimize the physical training prescription and meet these goals in subjects with physical and/or cognitive frailty, the most effective type of exercise program should be identified by considering the optimal combination of intensity, volume, and frequency training that would promote neuromuscular, muscular and cardiovascular adaptations and thus result in improved functional and cognitive capacity in the frail elderly.

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